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Old 02-14-2014, 06:28 AM   #1
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RV Shelter Sweating?

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I am in the process of sorting out what to purchase for an RV shelter. After much research and consideration I am leaning towards one of the fabric style
(tarp type material). There are some very high quality versions on the market, some with a guarantee on the fabric of 10 years and a life expectancy of 15+ years.
There are pros and cons of anything however the only negative that worries me on this type of shelter is that apparently condensation can be an issue during humid weather. Where I live this might only be an issue for maximum 2 months of the year.
To counter this I plan on ordering the shelter with a 14' door on each end so that during humid times I can roll up both doors to get air moving through.
For those of you with this type of shelter have you experienced this problem, and if so how big a problem is it?
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I also live on the East coast but do not have a shelter for my Rv but do have one for my car. I found it sweats all winter spring and fall . I am to the point I dont put my car in it any more because any thing aluminum will corrode over the winter and the chrome seems to rust. Maybe RV shelters maybe are different
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The solution to tin shelter sweat is to attach a large tarp to the underside of the roof using bungee cords. We have done this on my mother-in-law's carport and it works perfectly. It is drawn up along the roof line and doesn't show from the outside.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:06 AM   #4
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Hi folks, I am in the process of sorting out what to purchase for an RV shelter. After much research and consideration I am leaning towards one of the fabric style (tarp type material). There are some very high quality versions on the market, some with a guarantee on the fabric of 10 years and a life expectancy of 15+ years. There are pros and cons of anything however the only negative that worries me on this type of shelter is that apparently condensation can be an issue during humid weather. Where I live this might only be an issue for maximum 2 months of the year. To counter this I plan on ordering the shelter with a 14' door on each end so that during humid times I can roll up both doors to get air moving through. For those of you with this type of shelter have you experienced this problem, and if so how big a problem is it?

Can you post a link to what you ordered? Or plan to order?
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Insulation is the only way to stop the sweating. I have a metal shop and it sweated to the point of raining inside and I finally insulated the roof. A heavy duty version of bubble wrap insulation is the best option installed between the frame and roof materiel.
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Can you post a link to what you ordered? Or plan to order?
These are made in Canada and have a very good reputation. Not cheap, but well made.

Cover-Tech Inc. - Portable Garage, Instant Portable Garage, Portable Carports, Shelters, Storage
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These are made in Canada and have a very good reputation. Not cheap, but well made. Cover-Tech Inc. - Portable Garage, Instant Portable Garage, Portable Carports, Shelters, Storage
Looks nice, thank you
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I am actually on my second Cover-it, now made by Shelter-logic. My 1st one is approx.16 years old and still in great shape. I have had no issues with condensation but both are on asphalt , not gravel which tends to promote it.
2 doors is the way to go. Dont have it on my oldest one but do have it on my newest. If nothing else it elimantes the heat build up during the summer months. And yes, I am located in the east coast.
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